The Sandbar at Jetties Beach
Jetties Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island, conveniently located on the north shore just outside of town.
The Sandbar at Jetties Beach offers the quintessential beachfront experience – with a spacious, open-air restaurant and bar and plentiful seating in the surrounding sand, we welcome you to enjoy a wonderfully fresh raw bar, delicious burgers and sandwiches, and traditional clambakes. Paired with a refreshing cocktail and a view of Nantucket Sound, you’ll be sure to experience the perfect Nantucket summer day with us at Sandbar
Jetties Beach Bus Route
The bus leaves town from Broad Street
(in front of the Whaling Museum) every 30 minutes
(on the hour and half hour) from 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The bus leaves Jetties Beach every 30 minutes
(at quarter after and quarter of every hour) from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
For updated rates and service check out the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority.
Jetties “Casino” and Bath House
Since May 1904 there has been a public concession and bath house at what is now known as Jetties Beach. The entire recreation area was created through an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1903.
Section 1 of Chapter 433 of the Acts of 1903:
“The town of Nantucket, by its board of selectmen, at any time within two years after the acceptance of this act as hereinafter provided, may take, by purchase or otherwise, and hold in fee, land not exceeding ten acres in extent, situate on or about the Cliffs Beach, so-called, in said town, and the land so taken shall thereafter be kept and maintained as a public park.”
The property of Elijah Alley at the North Beach, known as “Cliff bathing beach”, sold at public auction to the town of Nantucket for $5,500. The Town borrowed the funds for the sale from the State of Massachusetts, with the understanding that it would be paid back, with interest, over time. This sale did not include the buildings that existed on the property at the time.
In April 1904 this property was leased by the town to Clifford Folger at a special town meeting for $350 per annum for a term of 15 years with privilege of five years’ renewal. In 1905 Folger had a campus of buildings built that included a main building with two bath houses (one for men and one for women). The concession building and bath house seen today are what remain of the Folger’s main building and one bath house.
2022 - 2026 RFP Documents
- Lease Agreement between Sandbar at Jetties and the Town of Nantucket 2022-2026 (PDF)
- Request for Proposal Jetties Beach Concession 2022 2026 (PDF)
- Rankings and scores complied Assistant Town Manager Rachel Day (PDF)
- Jetties RFP Review Sheet 2021 WMC (PDF)
- Jetties RFP Review Sheet 2021 C&T Director Janet Schulte (PDF)
- Jetties RFP Review Sheet 2021 Finance Director Brian Turbitt (PDF)
- Jetties Concession Lease Register of Responders 2021 - signed (PDF)
- Jetties RFP Review Sheet 2021 (PDF)
- Jetties RFP Review Sheet 2021 Baxter (PDF)